- Highlights: Table Mountain, Cape Point, V&A Waterfront, Wine tasting, Brandy tasting, Ostrich farm, Knysna
- No of days/nights: 9/8
- Tour starts: Pretoria
- Tour Ends: Cape Town
- Includes: Accommodation, all meals, green fees, drinks aboard the train
- Courses Played: Leopard Creek GC, Zimbali GC, Durban CC (Beachwood), Bloemfontein GC, Humewood GC, Simola GC or Fancourt GC
- Accommodation: Pullman, Deluxe or Royal Suite
- Set departures: 2 or 3 departures per year
This panoramic nine-day sojourn commences at the Rovos Rail Station at Capital Park in Pretoria. The first leg of the journey takes the train through Witbank and Middleburg and then traverses the majestic Drakensberg escarpment en route to the Lowveld of Mpumalanga.
You will receive an early wake-up call to then either tee-off at Leopard Creek Golf Course or enjoy an early morning game drive in the Kruger Park. The train will take the non-golfing guests south towards Mpaka in Swaziland where they will be joined by the golfers for an afternoon game drive in the Mkhaya Reserve. During the evening the train will continue south to the village of Hluhluwe in Zululand.
Starting early once again, a wide variety of game can be seen on an early morning game drive through the scenic Hluhluwe Game Reserve. The Pride of Africa departs mid-morning and makes its way south through the lush cane fields of KwaZulu-Natal, arriving in Empangeni after brunch where the golfers will disembark for 18 holes at the Zimbali Country Club. The non-golfing guests continue on the train for a late afternoon arrival in Durban where they will be rejoined by the golfers.
An early morning tee-off at Durban Country Beachwood Club for the golfing enthusiasts is followed by a scenic drive through Pietermaritzburg and The Valley of a Thousand Hills en route to Lion s River to join the train. The train meanwhile stops at Lions River for a morning visit to the famous Ardmore Ceramics Gallery. Lunch and an afternoon of leisure is enjoyed by all as the route to Bethlehem take the train past Lesotho and the highest mountains in the Drakensberg range at 3 482 metres. During the night we continue onto Bloemfontein.
Bloemfontein is the capital of the Free State province. A morning tour of the city is planned for the non-golfers while the golfers enjoy a morning game at the 115-year-old Bloemfontein Golf Club. The journey continues southwards overnight to the coastal capital of the Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth.
The non-golfing guests make the most of a morning visit to the Addo Elephant Park. The golfers take on the challenge of the Humewood Golf Club links course, rejoining the train in the early afternoon.
An early morning departure from Willowmore takes the Pride of Africa into Oudtshoorn for a visit to the Highgate Ostrich farm followed by another spectacular rail descent down the Montagu pass into George for an afternoon at leisure. Dinner will be served at the Fancourt Hotel & Golf Estate.
A morning visit to Knysna and the surrounding attractions will complete the visit to this natural paradise for our non-golfing guests. The gofers will relish the challenge of the spectacular Simola Country Estate & Golf Course, the first Jack Nicklaus course on the Garden Route or the world famous Fancourt Golf Estate in George. The train sets off at midday from George travelling along the scenic Garden Route through Mossel Bay and Riversdale.
Enjoy a short visit to the KWV Brandy Distillery in Worcester, where after the Pride of Africa ends its magnificent collage and golf expedition in the Mother City of Cape Town.